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Does a shared folder occupy storage space on all accounts?

No, the file will only take up space in the owner's account. Here are the file details from a file that was shared with me in Google Drive.
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Does a shared folder occupy storage space on all accounts?

The owner account appears to be the one who uploaded the file. In other words, if a folder is shared by someone else, giving you read/write access to the folder, but you upload a 2GB file to it, then ...
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How to sync my local files in a shared Google drive folder?

Select the folder in Shared with me on a computer, then press Shift + Z. You can then add the folder to My Drive. You can sync folders in My Drive with your computer by using Drive for desktop.
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

Click on the item in the list of documents, and drag it to the trash bin icon (located on the left edge of the page).
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How to remove myself from shared Google Drive folder?

This worked for me. Go to https://drive.google.com/drive/shared-with-me Find the folder shared with you Right click the folder Click Remove
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Moved files from shared folder and they disappeared

After a few harrowing minutes, I managed to solve this problem. I'll preserve the thread in case anyone else screws themselves in such a manner. Using the drive which created the file, click on the ...
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Shared folder can't be "added to My Drive"

You can add just a shortcut (from 3/2020). There is a workaround: you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift+Z and old the feature appears. You can add the shared folder to your Drive (works also in ...
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Moved files from shared folder and they disappeared

Your files are orphaned. In the Drive search field, type: is:unorganized owner:me Or click the magic blue button on this support page.
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Google Drive copy file to shared folder - directly

I achieved the same by adding the Shared folder to My Drive. After that I could simply 'Move to...' my files to that folder. Found the solution here.
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How do I delete a file I own for just me?

The ownership of files only could be transferred for Google own file formats. The ownership of files on other formats like images, videos, PDF, etc. can't be transferred. The alternative is that ...
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Google Drive "quota" path: where are those files?

You can find the location of a item in the Quota screen by clicking on it, then looking at the bottom of the screen to see the folder path, or alternatively by opening the info panel on the right-hand ...
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What happens to files when deleted from a shared folder which has been added to their Google Drive?

If a folder editor removes files from the folder, if those files doesn't belong to any other folder they become "orphan" files. See How to view orphans in Google Drive Also the folder activity panel ...
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Is it possible to have different URLs for edit and view of the same Google Drive folder?

Unfortunately, no. This should be resolved by generating a view-only link and then adding your people in the list where you assign them with edit access (not necessarily for all of them). In order to ...
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Problem adding a shared folder to My Drive

Adding a shared folder to your Drive with the Shift+Z shortcut only works if the owner of the folder has the advanced sharing option Editors can change permissions and share enabled. If this is ...
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How to switch account in google drive without losing the shared contents

Since the Other account has never accessed the share, there is no reason it would show in that account's Google Drive. Even clicking on the share link while accessing the Other account's Gmail will ...
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How to view folder listing on Google Drive under "Shared with me"?

You should see the folder in the list if a folder was shared with you. If individual files were shared, you can use Nam G VU's method to explore the folder path of only files shared with you.
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How to view folder listing on Google Drive under "Shared with me"?

Here is my workaround for this Open a file Go to menu Move to folder Hit the icon as @2 in the popup to view the folder listing Enjoy the familiar file listing and folder breadcrumb there
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What happens to my file in shared folder after shared folder is no longer shared

You can still access the file. Do you remember the file name? If so, simply search for the file name in the search bar at the top of drive.google.com, then it will appear in the search results. If you ...
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Problem adding a shared folder to My Drive

You can use add "shortcut to my drive". It does the same thing. But if you are a "Backup and Sync" user and want those folders to appear and even be reachable in your PC when you ...
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Problem adding a shared folder to My Drive

I think that is a problem on the Google side, so as the message suggests, wait an try again later. In the mean time you could submit your feedback directly to Google. On Google Drive on the web click ...
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Is there a way to "mark as read" or "important" in Google Drive?

You mentioned: A. I'm looking for a way to mark which files I have viewed/read and the ones I haven't. B. marking the most important files for future reference would be very useful. for A There is ...
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Give team drive access to file on third party domain. Aka howto share with team drive?

We could share files and folders with Google accounts and Google Groups, there is no way to "share a file with a folder" but you could move files owned by you. If the files are owned by other people ...
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Shared folder can't be "added to My Drive"

The problem turned out to be caused by having a situation where A and B had both been logged in in the same browser at some point in recent memory. Here's the procedure I finally found to solve this ...
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Can't move or remove files from Google Drive shared folder

As a matter of fact, it is possible to move files within a shared directory. To do so, you first need to add the file to "My Drive". Then you can freely move the files within the shared directories. ...
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Can't move or remove files from Google Drive shared folder

Only owner can delete, move or rename the file. If you want to accomplish either of the aforementioned functions, please request the company to transfer folder/file ownership to you. A person with ...
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Google Drive's Shared Folder: Remove 'Edit User' without files

Go to "Add an editor" listed as an icon or link at the top of the page of your Google Drive. Click on "Advanced Options" on the following page. Once there, you can change authority to Edit, View Only, ...
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